Albania has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 18 times since its debut in 2004. Festivali i Këngës, a long-standing song contest that takes place every year in Albania since 1962, is used to select the country’s entrant for that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Albania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 2004 with Anjeza Shahini placing seventh. It remained the country’s highest result in the contest until 2012, when Rona Nishliu finished fifth.
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Ulrikke Brandstorp, also known simply as Ulrikke, is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and musical actress. In 2020, she won Melodi Grand Prix 2020 with the song 'Attention', and was supposed to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, before the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Anxhela Peristeri, also known mononymously as Anxhela, is an Albanian singer, songwriter and model. She emerged as the winner of the 19th edition of Kënga Magjike in 2017. After winning the 59th edition of Festivali i Këngës in 2020, Peristeri was designated as the Albanian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
In the semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2021, Peristeri successfully qualified for the grand final and eventually finished in 21st place. Peristeri’s first extended play, N’Tiranë, was released on 29 January 2022. Premiered as the record’s lead single, the eponymous single, “N’Tiranë”, had reached number 76 on the last issue of Albania’s Top 100 chart for the week ending on 5 March 2022
|1||We Got Love||Jessica Mauboy||2018 Australia|
|2||Il Faut Du Temps||Sandrine Francois||2002 France|
|3||Tomorrow I Go||Ledina Celo||2005 Albania|
|4||One Night’s Anger||Hersi||2014 Albania|
|5||Karma||Anxhela Peristeri||2021 Albania|
|6||Run With The Lions||Jurij Veklenko||2019 Lithuania|
|8||Feels Like Home||Ulrikke||2022 Non Contest|
|9||L’Amour De Ma Vie||Sherisse Laurence||1986 Luxembourg|
|10||Standing Still||Roman Lob||2012 Germany|
|11||Made Of Stars||Hovi Star||2016 Israel|